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    3 rules of children training

    Ula Zywer

    Marketing Specialist

    Young parents often start teaching their children sports from a very young age. They like to watch them have fun and be active, but some have the ambition of bringing up their kids to become professional athletes. However, as much as they would want to see their children winning games and trophies, there’s a long way from signing a child up for football classes to actually seeing the results of their development. This requires proper psychological support, a good coach, sports tracking, and many other factors.

    Give your child time to develop

    Although children have amazing efficiency and learn new activities quickly, they should never be pushed into sprints and accelerations or any other work of that kind. This can have a catastrophic effect. Such a young body is not ready to cope with the workload of an adult. The bones, tendons, and ligaments need time to develop and take on increasingly bigger workloads. Even if the child manages to avoid injuries in the early years, the effects of such overload might manifest themselves later and interrupt further development. The first years of practicing a sport should be all about fun and learning the rules of the game. Proper training sessions should not be started until teenage years.

    Prepare your child mentally

    If you think that your kid may become a great athlete in the future, you should know that professional training is no piece of cake. A restricted diet and busy schedule is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s also the pressure of the coach, the environment, and pressure in the athlete’s head, because every ambitious person is determined to keep achieving better results. It sure is a lot to take mentally and a young child will not understand it. Too much pressure early on will only discourage him or her.

    Put your child’s future in good hands

    Not every coach is worth your trust. You have to choose someone who is experienced and knows how to work with young athletes (because not everyone can). A coach who is up to date with different techniques and methods, who knows how much sports tracking can benefit in early years, and knows how to establish reasonable limits with the help of technology. Keep an eye on the coach’s work and observe how he interacts with the members of the team and his colleagues to make sure you’ve made the right decision. 

    Ula Zywer

    Marketing Specialist

    Former horse rider, currently obstacle runner, at Sonda Sports responsible for Social Media and Content Marketing

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